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ARTIST
TITLE
Is This Water
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
WJLP 060LP WJLP 060LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/8/2024

LP version. The Swiss trio divr debuts on We Jazz on with their new album Is This Water. divr is Philipp Eden on keys, Jonas Ruther on drums, and Raphael Walser on bass, and they play largely acoustic improvisations which loops without ever quite repeating. Their music swings, but never feels like it's doing so in response to a fixed, single pulse. The new album is mixed and post-produced by Dan Nicholls (of Y-OTIS). Their music is elegant in its intricacy while covering a wide dynamic range. Opener "As Of Now" begins with languid chords on the piano, bass and drums skimming over the surface offered by Eden. Later comes a rush of energy, the piano briefly switching into more jagged terrain before peeling back. From there the album journeys through different intensities, rising and falling in smooth arcs. Is this Water presents a band who's heading into a direction of their own, crafting pieces out of improvising together and tapping into a natural brand of instant composition. Nicholls' edits and post production give the music another layer, one drawing from field recordings and layered textural ideas. Together, the elements form a sound that feels personal, organic and forward-reaching at the same time. RIYL: The Necks, Dan Nicholls, Joona Toivanen Trio.